Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thankful Thursday

The more I study the Old Testament, the more I think it relates to our generation today. This quote was from seminary this week, talking about the Isrealites and how fast they forgot miracles performed for them from one day to the next:
"Murmuring seems to come so naturally to the natural man...Murmurers have short memories...Strange, isn't it, brothers and sisters, how those with the shortest memories have the longest lists of demands! However, with no rememberance of past blessings, there is no perspective about what is really going on."
(Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, 11/89, 82-83.)
I think Thankful Thursday causes me to remember and put each week in perspective.
  • Teaching Seminary. I love being there in the morning with these teenagers. It is the best-kept secret in the church.
  • Fabulous Freddies. Yesterday, they told me to put my 'FABULOUS car' in neutral...Not only am I called fabulous, but now my car is too.
  • Christmas music and talented musicians
  • Ward Activities Committee that provided a great evening to get together with 400 of our closest ward member friends. No easy task.
  • That I could be there when someone needed help.
  • The example of Lamar Noorda. He puts 100%+ in all his assignments. He constantly does little quiet things that most people don't ever know about & never does it for public acknowledgement.
  • Charlie's look of amazement while she watched the animated Christmas decorations.

2 comments:

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

I really like that quote--thanks for sharing.

I also thought the ward party was the best one in the last few years....quick and simple!

Jill Johnson said...

You are so right. The Party was awesome and so is Lamar. We will never know all the nice things he does for others.